A dial-a-dope drug line that operated in Surrey and Richmond has been busted and charges have been laid against 11 people, including four from Surrey and two from Delta.
Last June, Richmond RCMP’s organized crime unit targeted the drug ring, which was selling cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.
The eight-month investigation netted evidence against the people behind the drug line, who used the dial-a-dope technique to supply drug users who would call a central phone number to have drugs delivered.
Search warrants were executed in January at two locations in Surrey and Richmond, leading to the arrest of eight people and the seizure of $56,000, a shot gun, three vehicles including one with a hidden compartment, and cocaine, crack cocaine, meth, marijuana and heroin packaged for street sale.
Eleven people were charged with a number of drug-related offences, including Surrey’s Ashneel Prasad, 30, Alvin Kumar Sharma, 37, and Christopher Lance Silva, 32; Delta’s Clay Sidney Crawford, 35, and Jo-Ann Spencer, 51; and Richmond’s Catherine Jane Pepper, 37, and Travis Pete, 24.
Three suspects remain at large and warrants have been issued for their arrest: Surrey’s Andrew Weir, 30, Vancouver’s Jason Requena-Hurlburt, 21 and Calgary’s Geoffrey Ambridge, 30 – all for trafficking.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the three suspects, is asked to call the local police at 604-278-1212 or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.